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Laser class faces legal drama

April 30th, 2013

(April 30, 2013) – Bruce Kirby Inc. today filed a First Amended Complaint in federal court against ISAF, Internationals Laser class, and LaserPerformance, adding claims related to a class rule change which allows these organizations to build a boat per the Laser design specs without the approval of Bruce Kirby, the boat’s designer. This issue


Dock Talk

Top international coach joins Sail Canada Team

April 30th, 2013

Sail Canada/Voile Canada has announced the appointment of Mark Asquith as a National Team Coach. Mark will join the coaching team of Steve Mitchell, Erik Stibbe and Chris Cook, under the leadership of Sail Canada’s High Performance Director Ken Dool. Mark brings a wealth of sailing experience from his time on Team GBR, combining 11


Feature

OLYMPICS: Testing the format at the ISAF Sailing World Cup

April 30th, 2013

When the ISAF Sailing World Cup was launched after the 2008 Games, the concept was to bring together the existing major regattas on the Olympic sailing circuit, improving the publicity for both the events and the athletes. But the events have also been a proving ground for the format to be used at the Games.


News

Volvo Ocean 65 – Build Update – 30 April 2013

April 30th, 2013

The first One Design boat for the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race will hit the water in July. Hull and deck number one have now been assembled at Green Marine in Hythe, in the south of England, and the fit-out is going ahead. Here are interviews with two of the key players:


Dock Talk

RC44 Class return to Europe

April 30th, 2013

Having travelled over 4000 nm across the Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, through the Suez Canal and into the Mediterranean, the 13 strong fleet of RC44 have arrived in Trapani for round two of the 2013 RC44 Championship Tour. The teams spanning eight nations are ready for the first day of


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Stadium circuit lands big fish

April 30th, 2013

The iconic British brand Land Rover has confirmed a new three year sponsorship with the Extreme Sailing Series. The international stadium racing circuit, sailed in the Extreme 40 catamaran, is now in its seventh year. – Full report



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